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david m.

david m.

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Most Favorable Review

Not bad

MSI GeForce GTS 250 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N250GTS-2D512-OCv2
MSI GeForce GTS 250 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N250GTS-2D512-OCv2

Pros: Only my 2nd Nvidia card ...i replaced a 8800gts 320mb flavor...seems like a very nice upgrade...i usually try to wait every 2 or so years...price with rebate and free shipping when i got it was tough to turn down with a couple free games....I did not see a huge jump in my 3dmark 06 maybe from like 9k to 11k..which is still ok but my vantage scores doubled...so i do see a big differance in brand new games. Supreme Commander plays waaay better..i can play AOC pretty much maxed out at 1680 by 1050. So i am happy with the performance of the card compared to my old card especialy for the price of about ninty bucks after rebate,,,etc,,,

Cons: Ok i am going to stick with the card but i got some serious artifacting when i first put in the card. After i upgraded the drivers it seemed to fix it but i still get some artifacting when i first turn on the computer..but when it boots into windows most of the time i goes away..first time i have had to deal with this on any card i have ever bought...i will have to to reboot the computer to get rid of the artifacting..maybe i should return it but shipping charges seem to have gone way up!!!! Also the fan is LOUD...now not always but when the card is Working it almost scared me it got so loud. My 8800gts was the quietest card ever and this card i would say is lounder than the rest of my comp put together..like 3 case fans cpu and psu fans all going...

Overall Review: As long as the artifacting doesnt become a normal thing i would be happy to give it a 5 egg score. BTW these cards are said to be 55nm tech on almost any website i look at but when i run gpu-z it says 65nm...not a huge deal maybe the software is wrong...also the card fits nice in an antec 900 and the fact that it takes only one 6pin connector was also a strong selling point for the power it seems that it can deliver...It might be said it is just a 9800gtx but if it is it has been upgraded nicely in alot of ways...overall i guess i am happy other than the artifacting....

Most Critical Review

Not bad buuut...

PowerColor Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4830 512MD3
PowerColor Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4830 512MD3

Pros: Small, will fit most set ups i bet, great price for the power of the card, will run WOW on high settinngs with an old amd Phenom I 9600 smoothly.

Cons: Well in a nutshell...it gets FRIGGIN H O T ! Hottestt card i have ever owned, which i would say is in the 10-12 mark at this point. Like so hot after runing for like 2 minutes, i shut my computer off to refit the card in the slot and almost dropped it as it burned my hand! The heat sink looks like cheap aluminum and i am guessing it is. The GPU-Z temp on this cad states around 55C on idle, and has hit 84C on High setting on WOW! I know 4800 cards run hot but come on. BTW this was all tested with the side of the case off! Now i did run it for a couple hours with no problems what so ever in performance....but am concerned for the long term. I am thinking about taking off the heat sink and putting on some artic silver but i should not have to even consider that if you ask me. In comparison my other comp has a 4770 and runs at 30C at idle and in the mid 40's at full load with WOW in Ultra mode.

Overall Review: If you have a 4770 this is not an upgrade but my second comp needed an upgrade i went from a 3450 to this and was great for the price, i would give it 4 stars if i put some silver on it and the temps drop some, and would of given it 5 stars if the heat was down and i would not have to consider the option of the silver. For the price nothing can come close ..like 65 bones for this with shipping is a steal....as long as the heat doesnt fry it in the short run.

12/15/2010

Perfect

Homall 44 Inch Ergonomic Gaming Desk Z-shaped Racing Style PC Computer Desk Home Office Computer Table Gamer Workstation with Carbon Fiber Surface, Cup Holder and Headset Hook (Black)
Homall 44 Inch Ergonomic Gaming Desk Z-shaped Racing Style PC Computer Desk Home Office Computer Table Gamer Workstation with Carbon Fiber Surface, Cup Holder and Headset Hook (Black)

Pros: Super solid with nice extras .was perfect Size fits a 40inch Tv along with an Xbox and a bunch of other stuf easilywas rather easy to put together ..and Im. Not super handyI like how the legs areits easy to slid in and out of a corner .we use this for 2nd game station for my son and his friends/me etc etc ..total steal at price compared to stores I was shopping around if u see It at under a Hundy and u are debating just grab it

Cons: None really

Overall Review: Glad I bought it. Shipping was smooth and no issues.

Awesome ...if it's what u want.

NVIDIA® SHIELD™ - 4K Streaming. Advanced Gaming. Android TV.
NVIDIA® SHIELD™ - 4K Streaming. Advanced Gaming. Android TV.

Pros: So this thing is slick. Looks amazing, build is really solid. Controller is real nice ...I had no issues with it. It's fast ....really fast...everything moves smooth as butter. I have a cheap router and it picked it up no issues ...router in first floor...shield in a 2nd floor bedroom. I was able to download Kodi with ease and start loading that up....first time I ever used Kodi , did about one day of research on it and figured out basics. Shield runs it amazing. Downloaded all the main apps no issues and all run awesome HBO, Hulu etc....

Cons: So this is more issues with what I wanted compared to what it is.... First of all I loath phone games with in app purchases....I have a Pc and a ps4 in my living room already. I bought a shield for my bedroom, for tv and gaming. Above I basically said the tv part is pimp....the gaming part is limp....android games are mostly in app purchase games...garbage ...sure there are a few good ones...but this thing is almost overkill for those. The subscription based streaming games is .....not so good . It's $8 a month which is a nice price point but there are at this time 65 games give or take...and many are older Games or games I have no interest in . If they upgrade the selection two fold I might change my opinion a bit. I haven't tried streaming my PC games yet cause at this point I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading my graphics card on my pc for this. It's still early but at this point the gaming aspect is pretty crappy ...

Overall Review: So for the price u get a super mega awesome android tv....but if all I want is the tv part and yer not interested in Kodi ...I would save all this money and get like a fire tv or something. If yer looking for a gaming option..I would totally look somewhere else ...200$ is a ton of money for this ....for an extra 50-75$ I could get a Xbox 1 or something and still have all the basic options to stream content. Gonna play with Kodi and see if that makes it worth keeping but totally on fence.. Like I said make sure it is exactly what u want because the price is really steep compared to other options Thanks !

worth every penny

Nyko Power Grip for PS Vita
Nyko Power Grip for PS Vita

Pros: Comfort, battery extension is awesome....decent price !

Cons: None so far. If u are a young person or someone with really small hands this might not be the right product for u.

Overall Review: I'm 6'1 about 215 pound man and the vita is awesome but my hands are a bit big for it...put this on and ..it was like I owned the vita 2.0 went from kinda sad to I love the vita even more !!

Cool for old guys

Brutal Legend Playstation3 Game
Brutal Legend Playstation3 Game

Pros: Cool heavy metal backdrop....i like jack black so that is a plus....great for older guys with the old metal theme...well mid 30's here and its fun. got it for under ten bones....can that really be beat!

Cons: If you dont like jack black ...avoid

Overall Review: tons of blood and swearing but when game starts up it gives u choice to turn it all down